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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the tional captioning institute tv 11ou are watching wbal- -- this is 11 news at noon. >> good afternoon. a line of showers are making their way across maryland right now. tonypenn.raight to >> we've got a little bit of
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rain right now but it will not last long. it will probably be gone by this evening but we are looking forward to a night -- nice weekend. is in thest stuff western suburbs, frederick, carroll county and i think that's for most of the heaviest rain will stay is west of baltimore. everybody will get a little bit of rain. it is dry at the airport, 78 degrees, a high of 82 this afternoon. if you're going to the ocean, the showers will reach of beach in about two hours. it should last into tonight but it will be a nice weekend there as well. we'll check our seven day forecast in just a few minutes. now, russia has joined a group recommending the united nations look into accusations that chemical weapons were used on syrian civilians. we have the latest from cairo, egypt. some of the video you are about to see may be considered disturbing. >> these images are still
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coming in showing horrors in syria and what a growing number of experts say indicate that chemical weapons were used. the administration seems to be weighing its options, trying to find out exactly what happened and who may have been responsible before taking action. >> get these reports are true, it would be an outrageous and flagrant escalation of use of chemical weapons by the regime. our focus is on nailing down the fax. >> the un secretary general said if it is proven that michael weapons or used, it would be a crime against humanity and should result in serious consequences. weapons,se of chemical anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law. >> russia, which is an ally of the syrian regime, has joined calls for un inspectors to be
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allowed access to these sites of the alleged atrocities. currently, the un inspectors are not far away, in damascus, but they are being denied access to these locations by the syrian government. on for aearch is teenager accused of sexual assault. the mother of one of his victims are speaking out for the first time about the alleged abuse. it reportedly took license ivy city rec center. >> apparently, my daughter was approached and inappropriately touched by a young worker at the rec center and came to me and said she -- she said something happen. she was scared to tell me. >> that in another alleged incident happened inside the carol cook rec center in east baltimore earlier this month. the suspect is a 16-year-old who worked at the center and is charged with four counts of child sex abuse and assault. a judge ordered him to stay at a juvenile shelter.
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we have learned that the boy has disappeared from that home which is not a secured facility. the department of juvenile facilities confirms there is a warrant out for his arrest. the city says all volunteers and staff who work directly with kids must undergo a background check with state police but the recreation and parks department will not comment on whether the suspect ever passed a background check. schooleginning to the year for the annapolis high school community after an assistant coach was killed in a crash wednesday night. police say the 50-year-old was riding a bicycle when she collided with a van. the driver of the van was not injured and she was an assistant track and cross-country coach at annapolis high school since 2011. anne arundel county police are they are working to determine whether any charges will be filed. are arundel county police also investigating two attacks by one aggressive dog that injured four people. they say the potentially rabid
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dog attacked three kids and their babysitter in the 300 block of dmaaraon south in laurel. the pit will terrier escaped its owners yard through a gate wednesday morning. the babysitter says the dog spotted the kids aged 2, 4, and six and attacked. officials discovered the dog had not had a rabies shots and had attacked a 66-year-old woman earlier that day. a baltimore man is accused of setting up a hit bull attack to start a dog fight. old faces charges of assault and animal cruelty as well as training a dog for a dog fight. anne arundel police say he was walking his pit bull in rivera beach late tuesday night without leash. he ordered his dog to attack a labrador and the labs owner tried to break it up. the original owner got angry and head butted the man in the face and that man and his dog are expected to recover. do pn on taking light rail,
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land ahead. a trash truck hits him overhead wires on the redemptive and warren wrote on thursday and that caused a power outage for right lilt service -- light rail service. ofus bridges working north timonium to shuttle commuters to and from the affected stations. beaverdam road remains closed and there is no word on when it will reopen. day at theng maryland state fair and already the birthing center is busy. that's where don champion joins us live. >> it has been quite a morning. this was the 100 dirty second year of the maryland state fair. more than 40 rides are here this year. they have all the great food and more than 5000 exhibitors. i am in the birthing center atcow palace, a popular place for families. this is a piglet that was born last week. what do you say? do theyoink?
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he may be a future reporter. basically, there is a whole bunch of reporters here, mom is that are ready to give birth this morning. one cal gave birth. this sow which is a female pig has delivered before. birth preparing to give sometime this weekend. it is pretty cool and joining me a is dr. tom hartsock, farmer working at the birthing center. thank you for joining us. due today buts she may wait until tomorrow. >> it is fascinating. >> absolutely, birth is the most incredible thing and there are so many people that never get a chance to see it. that's what we do. >> there is a purpose for you guys to be here. like to try to make the connection between what happens on the farm and what we eat on our table. >> do you think people take that
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for granted? >> i don't think they take it for granted but they just don't know. years ago, everybody had a grandparent or parent the crew up on a farm in today that is not the case. >> there is even some chicks over here, chickens, eggs that are hatching literally before our eyes. there is a lot of cool stuff and there are more 20 local bands that will be performing this weekend. a lot of fun at the maryland state fair even for a city guy like me. >> thank you. for a complete schedule of the maryland state fair, go to our website, still ahead, after a stunning first drive, joe flacco falters for the third straight day in some problems with the ravens pass game. highlights of their loss to carolina plus, >> we were trying to get help and everyone was honking and waving at us like we were playing a joke. >> a group of students in florida goes on a wild ride and
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it's all caught on tape. details on the brake failure and those on board.
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>> panic on a south florida school bus after a wild ride home. the brakes apparently failed on the buses it was riding in boca raton. the tense moments were caught on
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a student cell phone camera on the driver eventually brought the bus to a pulp by rubbing its tires against the curb. no one was hurt and the students credit the bus driver for keeping them calm. >> she was telling us to calm down we will be fine and don't worry on the fact that she did what she did gave us hope and i am happy she did that. >> the brake malfunction is now under investigation. vegas havelas uncovered a domestic terror plot to kill police officers. officers arrested david allen before and another man they could carry out their plan to snatch officers, put them on trial and execute them in a vacant house. the two were reportedly members of the antiauthority sovereign citizen movement. lose forad, the ravens the first time in the preseason and we will highlight what went wrong. plus, it is not too late to find last minute airfare deals for the labor day weekend with tips on how to locate the best deals
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in consumer alerts. >> we have some rain to talk about this afternoon and we will look at some good news for the weekend. loudly skies outside right now and some light rain and sprinkles and temperatures in the low 80's.
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night for the ravens where the carolina panthers scored three defensive touchdowns and returned a punt for a fourth. struggles for the baltimore offense and defense but the crowd down was happy to see number 80 back on the field. the ravens offense started off
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hot, with a nine play drive, and a rate rise touchdown but things went downhill fast. ms. makin -- miscommunication in the second quarter, joe flacco throws an interception. then less than one minute later, the panthers scored again off of a bernard pierce fumble. carolina has the ravens their first preseason loss, 34-27. in today's consumer alert, if you want to make a quick buck, your old iphone may score you a few hundred bucks. paying for ane is old iphone that is in good condition. that trade in deal is expected to drop gradually over the next few weeks as apple prepares to unveil a new iphone. the new device is called the iphonec and will reportedly have a fingerprint sensor. apple will release more details on the phone next month.
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theseavel is expensive days but that does not mean you cannot save money. bob hanson has the inside scoop to get the best deal on airline tickets in time for labor day. >> every penny counts nowadays. i look for any type of discount. >> price is important and i want to save money. >> saving money on airline ticket is not easy anymore. >>. >> there are less airlines and there are fewer seats and there are fewer airlines flying your planes to fewer cities. >> that's why you almost never see a half-empty plane these days. he is the founder of and he says you are seeing higher and higher prices, an average increase of 5-7% each year. what can you do to get a good deal? your dates.ble on tuesdays and wednesdays are generally the least expensive days to fly. fridays and sundays are the worst. >> let's take a flight from los
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angeles to chicago over the labor day weekend. if we left on friday and came back monday like most people, the lowest price is $413. wech what happens when change the day to fly out saturday and return on tuesday -- 258fair plunges to just dollars, a savings of $155. he says to check fares. >> if there is no rhyme or reason, fares go up and go down and check often or every week. you can check every day and when you see a good deal, and be ready to buy it right away. they really don't last long. >> buying round-trip airfare you to get you the best deal but that is not necessarily the case anymore. >> the round-trip is basically double one way. if american has the dust price the bestmight have price coming back, you could combine them and not be penalized. >> now, your 11 insta weather plus forecast. we gotterday afternoon,
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close to 90 degrees but with the clouds and showers today, that will not be the case. at the the cooler temperatures are in the western suburbs. it has been raining for most of the late morning out in frederick and allegheny county. we've got a front coming through the mid-atlantic in an area of low pressure that is developing on that front so until this goes by, we will deal with some clouds and showers this afternoon. i think it will clear up tonight and we will wind up with a nice weekend. some big thunderstorms in virginia but around baltimore, this is mostly light rain. there is moderate rain out in the mountains. you cannot rule out the possibility there can be a clap of thunder this afternoon. this is mostly going to be often on shower activity in the best chance for rain will be west of baltimore. in the eastern shore counties, maybe a couple of sprinkles, same thing around downtown
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baltimore and frederick, carol, and western howard county. that is the set up right now. aroundare watching us baltimore, just sprinkles and more steady rain to the western suburbs. here is the wave of low pressure. to sky clears once you get pittsburgh. that clearing one will work its way down to baltimore and tonight, the humidity will go down, the sky will -- the skies will clear and that will allow the temperatures to drop into the 50's in many locations i tomorrow morning. we will get a nice comfortable autumn morning. this afternoon, mostly cloudy skies come off and on rain showers and some of the rain could be heavy likely west of baltimore and the high temperatures will be upper 70 us in the north was wind -- and a northeast winds at 10 miles per hour. we should make it to 83 degrees tomorrow and a another good one on sunday with a high temperature around 84. 85 is the average.
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monday looks dry and next chance for rain i think will hold off until tuesday and wednesday of next week. no heat waves on the horizon and temperatures should stay in the mid-80s all the way through the end of next week. as you enjoy this weekend's warm weather, you should be aware of a warning from health officials. experts say line disease is on the rise. many cases go unreported because people don't know what to look for. >> this is serious. it can destroy your body. >> her life was turned upside down last fall after she was unknowingly bit by a tick carrying lyme disease. >> it felt like stomach flu and turned into a two-month migraine and one day i woke up and i could not move my leg. >> she was so sick she had to resign from teaching her fourth- grade class, barely able to get out of bed. after months of doctor visits,
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hospitalizations, and being misdiagnosed -- >> they told me i had ms. >> she had lyme disease and started treatment immediately and improved. >> i am not a hunter or hiker and it happens to me so it can happen to anybody. >> the cdc reports more than ,000 cases of lyme disease across the nation but say that is only 10% of the true number infected. is an essential to be aware of this condition. >> symptoms may hang -- may start one or two weeks after bitten. you might have flu-like symptoms. becoming aware and preventing arche. apply insect repelling -- repellent and check for ticks, paying extra attention to your hair and neck and behind the ears and the groin area. be sure to check your pets. doctors say lyme disease can
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usually be treated with antibiotics but if left untreated, it can spread to the musculoskeletal system, the heart and nervous system. coming up next, your maryland lottery midday pick three and pick four numbers and another check of the forecast. first, a look at how wall street is performing at this hour.
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>> tonight at 5:00, we are monitoring continuous delays on the light rail system and we will have the latest before you make any weekend plans. invasions, this time in anne arundel county and who police are looking for after a late-night or glory in laurel. we have seen young kids collecting donations on busy city street. we take a look at some serious safety concerns. though stores and more at 11 news at 5:00. now your maryland lottery pick three and pick four numbers. ♪ afternoon, here is your midday pick three numbers -- we are starting off with a 5 that's a 5. and4 which makes your pick three numbers 554. take a chance to double your
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winnings with the race track doubler. visit your favorite maryland lottery retailer and play today. bob diamond has your pick four numbers -- bob's got a 6 9 23 2 and the final ball is 6922, theour game is maryland lottery, let yourself play. of the last check forecast. >> we've got a little rain to day with often on showers in the best chance of rain is best -- west of baltimore and we will hit 82 this afternoon of the sun will out for the weekend for the maryland state fair that is kicking off today. temperatures may dip into the 50's overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. >> have a great weekend and thank you for joining us and be sure to watch tonight at 5:00.
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lights, camera, action. >> she's young, she was scared. >> i didn't know people could be so cruel. >> hannah's not even referring to her abductor, but rather, the social media reaction to her story. is she hearing too much too soon? >> i don't want to start jumping up and down on the couch. >> who knew this side of kanye even existed? the new father cannot hide his love for kim and north. >> she's my joy, she brought my new joy into the world. plus, "idol" musical chairs. who will fill the seat? kanye, diddy or one of these
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unknowns? we're going to cut through the confusion. >> but do we need the big name for the judge this we didn't know simon. it's one year. >> our savannah state of the union. why not top it all off by putting her wedding on the air for year two? >> the baby of the baby on the air. >> light, camera, action. >> kanye on his love for kim and baby north. wait till you hear him wax romantic. welcome to "access hollywood." first the story of 16-year-old hannah anderson. >> we know hannah was kidnapped by a family friend who killed her mother and her little brother. hannah was eventually rescued, her abductor killed, and this morning she gave her first interview to "today." >> in the beginning i was a victim. but now knowing everyone out there is helping me, i consider myself a survivor. >> hannah anderson sounding
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strong just 12 days after her dramatic rescue in the idaho wilderness. 12 days after learning of the deaths of her mother and 8-year-old brother ethan. >> he had a really big heart. and -- >> she struggled as she tried to talk about eith than but she remains determined thanks to her mother's spirit. >> she was strong-hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> kate snow reported the story for the "today" show. >> she's young, she was scared, she was nervous to talk with us. you can see in the shots that her hands are shaking. but she felt like she had some things she wanted to get off her chest, things she wanted to clarify. >> as for the report 13 phone calls between her and family friend james dimaggio in the hours before he kidnapped her -- the phone calls weren't phone calls, they were texts. because he was picking me up from cheer camp.
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and he didn't know the address or like where i was so i had to tell him the address and tell him that i was going to be in the gym and not in front of the school just so he knew where to come get me. >> while some have questioned if it's too soon for hannah to be speaking, marc klaas, child safety advocate whose daughter polly was kidnapped and murdered in 1993, has no issue with it. >> we were doing network interviews very soon after learning about the death of my daughter polly. and we wanted to do that because we too wanted to be survivors and did not want to be victims. >> you are who you are. i mean, you shouldn't let people change that. and you have your own opinion on yourself. and other people's opinions shouldn't matter. >> that may be the attitude that led hannah to take the social media just days after her rescue. she wasn't prepared for the huge response from total strangers. >> it was a little overwhelming. but it also felt good to know
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that people prayed for me. >> but there was also negative response from people who couldn't understand why she was answering questions so quickly. >> i didn't know people could be so cruel. >> hannah explains that's just how teenagers connect with friends. >> i connect to them through facebook. and instagram, it just helps me grieve. like post pictures. and to show how i'm feeling. >> people need to step back and realize that she is a child doing everything she can to cope with the horrendous situation. >> well, quite a coup for nbc. and billy, what's interesting, let's talk about the morning show wars. "good morning america" actually aired that interview 30 minutes after it appeared on nbc. but they credited "dateline" and not the "today" show. >> you're not going to hear, thank you, matt lauer. if you can't beat them, record them. sean, you'll be happy to hear this, the dog is back on
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"american idol" after announcing he will no longer be a judge. randy jackson it appears is returning as a mentor to the idols but who will fill the judges' seat? a little musical chairs? last season's judge keith urban is back. j. lo makes her grand return. that leaves either one or two empty seats. who will fill them? latest rumor, scooter braun. who's scooter? he's bieber's manager, the guy who discovers him. he manages carly rae jepsen, cy, j. lo's choice. j. lo, a report says diddy turned the chair down because he didn't want to work with his ex. kanye was offered a spot but said no afraid it would make him mainstream. wanted too much money. who's in? "idol" is apparently pursuing dr. luke. who? >> that little area there that's where you record vocals.
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>> yep. >> dr. luke is a hitmaker. songs like kelly clarkson's "since you've been gone." ♪ since you've been gone >> california girl." ♪ california girls were unforgettable ♪ >> circus. ♪ >> you may not have heard of him but no one knew simon pre-idol. >> dr. luke. have you heard of dr. luke? >> my kids thought it was doc ross. >> dr. phil? >> later we hear from nigel lithgow. he gives insight as to what went wrong, how it can be fixed, and the shocking way he found out he was eliminated from the show. huh. moving on to the softer side of kanye west. >> it's a softy, he never talks about his personal life. when his baby mama's mama needed
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strong ratings, here he is talking about his love for kim and baby north. >> after i lost my mother there was times i felt like, you know, i would put my life at risk. i felt like sometimes i didn't have something to live for. now i have, you know, two really special people to live for. whole family to live for. whole world to live for. >> who is this money man? >> is that kanye? so likeable, so cute to hear him talk about the love for his family. >> the love for his wife. famously speaking of "idol" he didn't want to become a judge because it was too main streel, a sellout. >> no discreet cred. >> here he is on day time television talking about this and doing it for his wife because she said, will you do this for my mom? and that's what it takes in a marriage. >> good hubby, i like that. >> if there's one thing we know about kanye, he and the paparazzi do not mix well, they don't play well together.
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. a month ago he got into an altercation with one of them at l.a.x. why would he be with a professional paparazzi magnet in his life? this is what he said. >> someone could say, you know, when the paparazzi surround you, how could you -- everyone knows you don't like paparazzi, why would you be with this person? i'm saying, i'm being with this person because, you know, i love this person. and she's word it to me. she's my joy. she brought my new joy into the world. it's no -- there's no paparazzi, there's no blog comment, there's nothing that it's going to take that joy from me. >> it was on july 9th of last year savannah guthrie took her spot alongside matt lauer on the "today" show and now michelle beadle in an exclusive talks to savannah for a look back at year one. >> one year. kind of feels like a year flew by. does it feel like that to you? >> it does, it's been a crazy whirlwind. it's been great. >> savannah guthrie live from
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> you're going to have to get used to that. >> i'm glad you played it again. i was so nervous, i didn't hear it the first time. >> from what you anticipated to what it actually was or has been, was there a big difference or were you pretty close? >> the best thing about coming, in having been on the 9:00 hour, i kind of understood the rhythms of the show. yes, my alarm goes off a lot earlier now. and anyone who says they get used to waking up at 3:00 in the morning is not telling the truth. >> 3:00 a.m. would be an adjustment. e "elle" magazine called her morning sunshine, comparing her to katie curic. >> a curic-like mix of gravitas to glee. do you like that? >> to be compared to her or anyone who's done this job is amazing. >> which is better, gravitas or glee? >> i don't know, i think the glee. what i like about that, what it says, is that to me it reflects
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what the show is all about. there are parts of it that are really serious. you've got to be on your game in terms of news, politics, legal cases. you also get to have fun. maybe on the same day you interview a united states senator, you're meeting an albino catfish. >> you want to meet those catfi catfish. >> variety is the spice of life. >> not done fishing. can she handle matt's year-one evaluation if. >> here it comes, the matt lauer stuff, don't cry. how nigel found out "idol" fired him. his truth on mariah versus nicky, insight on britney's disappointing x-factor run. first we go to the vmas about sunday's rumored 'n sync reunion, next. get ready foyou thinkhark. washing your face is healthy.
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>> it's because the vmas are going to be here. >> playing it coy despite several ways of asking, co-executive producers kept tight-lipped about the rumors 'n sync reunion on sunday. we know justin is getting the video band guard award. >> i want people to tune in and see what he's going to do. he's really going to -- really going to push it. >> also keeping the stage a secret, revealing only a 60-foot inflatable moon man, producers gave a glimpse of the seating arrangements. anything could change before sunday, but so far, j.t. is next to kanye. three feet away, taylor swift. we all recall kanye's ambush during her acceptance speech at the 2009 vmas. let's hope water's under the bridge between those two. a few seats away, gaga opening the show next to katy perry who will close the show with her hit "war." her performance will be off-site
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at the barclays center at an undisclowed center. kerry washington and company's scandal bloopers. any pressure from today on savannah to broadcast your upcoming wedding. >> the baby of the baby on the air. >> did our executive producer send you here? >> "idol" scapegoats. >> across my face was scrolled the word "fired." >> nigel is sharing all he knows and it's a lot, next. ♪ i woke up to a lightbulb ♪ every little thing is possible ♪
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how are guests? >> awful. my favorite is you, savannah, you're my favorite. >> savannah guthrie and jimmy fallon, one of her big interviews during her first year. it's been a tough row as it trails gma but has begun to turn things around. the key to success is chemistry between anchors and matt lauer made it very clear the new issue of "elle" he's behind savannah 100%. michelle beadle's exclusive interview with savannah, she read matt's glowing review. >> here it comes, the matt lauer stuff. she's real, she's smart, funny, self-deprecating, interested in a huge variety of subjects, turns on a dime beautifully, she is curious, personable, warms people up in a hurry, she kind of explodes onscreen. i mean, this dude's been doing it to a while. the fact that he delivered those lines i wrote for him almost perfectly, it shows what an excellent broadcaster he is.
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>> well-written. >> thank you. >> joking aside, matt's remarks hit home. >> what, it means a lot to me. i adore matt. to me he is just a maestro at the job, he's a great person, such a fun person to be with every day. >> for the last year, every single day of work for savannah has started at the ungodly hour of 3:00 a.m. >> i'm a girlie girl. >> you are, even at that time of the morning. >> especially at that time of the morning. beadle, i'm going to send you a selfy of me at 3:00 a.m. you'll be like, there's not enough hair and makeup people in the world. >> there's that's not an hour of the day. >> that's why we need a village. i'm all about makeup. i'm always saying, we're not going for the natural look. >> no. >> just lay it on me. >> the reflection. >> jumping in your eye? >> along with savannah's position comes news of her engagement to boyfriend of four years, communication strategist and former al gore adviser
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michael feldman. >> have they said, we really would love to have the wedding on the show? >> you mean al roker? after he waited with the .5, .7 seconds before he said -- >> congratulations. >> thank you, so excited for you. >> april is the wedding! yeah! >> it's a ratings juggernaut. and baby, have the baby on the air. i'm just throwing it out there. >> are you a plant? you're a plant. >> nobody votes anybody off this show. we only vote people on the show. we're a positive show. we celebrate dance. >> nigel, known for "you think you can dance." became rich beyond his wildest dreams as the executive producer of the most successful show in the history of tv, "american idol." no question "idol" had big problems last year. they needed a scapegoat and that scapegoat was lithgow, he was
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fired. nigel is a guest where we asked him everything, beginning with how he would fix his former show. >> i think they've got to get the chemistry back with the judges. i think that's what we missed out on last year. it didn't sit comfortably. >> reviewers and judges, the lackluster ratings of season 12 fueled in part by the contemptuous chemistry between mariah carey and mickey may nauj. >> your range is better than mariah's. >> this is when i deal with when i come into my job. >> it's amazing. >> although each one of the judges was fan pass tick, you've got a living legend in mariah carey, a great personality in mickey minaj, keith urban, great sense of humor which didn't really come out. randy as we know is great for everybody around. we need to find that chemistry again. >> mariah and nicky felt toxic, it looked toxic, how tox toxic
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was it? >> not as toxic as you'd think, certainly at the beginning stages they did not get on, fact of life. >> did we test them before? >> there was no screen testing at all, no. >> she felt nicky should respect her more, i think, sort of this, do you think nicky should have shown more respect? >> i think nicky did respect mariah. she was a hero. they worked together as well. they did a video together. ♪ >> it was just the clash of personalities. >> do we need a big name for the judge? we didn't know simon. >> nowadays i think you do. you have to put a star in his place. >> britney spears, giant star. was that unmitigated disaster? >> just because you're great at one thing doesn't mean you're
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going to be a great judge. >> when you saw the announcement britney was going to be a judge did you know that wasn't going to work? >> everybody is chasing ratings. a lot of people say, we're going to tune in for the train crash, see it come off the rails, and that's why they thought people would tune in as well. no one is saying, we're going to put you out there to look a fool. no one would do that. because that doesn't help either. >> last season's finale episode garnered the lowest ratings in series history. that resulted in nigel's unceremonious termination from the show. >> without question the biggest phenomenon we've seen in tv, period, and you get fired? you're the guy that put it together. >> someone has to. end of the day, someone has got to take the blame for falling ratings. and they're not going to fire themselves. >> do you miss isn't it. >> god, yes. >> you to? >> sure. i've never been fired from anything in my life. i think i was on holiday, i was on holiday at the time, and my son sent me a photograph from the web and across my face was scrawled the word "fired." i thought, my god, they're doing
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this really badly, couldn't someone just telephone me? >> here's the extra awkward part, works with him every day, he's still on the network. "so you think you can dance" coming up. scandal is flawless, almost.
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"final 45" time. i am so glad to say this. happy 74th birthday to valerie harper. valerie's continuing to work and live her life despite being
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diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. >> don't go to the funeral before the day of the funeral. each day, each moment. >> nothing can keep rhoda down. abc's scandal received a pair of emmy nominations. that does not mean all those on the set. the scandal season 2 dvd is out september 3rd and features these whoopsie moments. bye-bye. >> bring jarman for questioning -- for questioning? would you like some water? >> wow. that's not going to work. stop. >> if you can just get up and go. >> ha ha ha!
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